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"What Can I Do With a Major in...Psychology?"

Why Major in Psychology?

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Bachelor of Science Degree

The graduate with a Bachelor degree in Psychology will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Demonstrate and integrate knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Value and use critical and creative thinking, including the scientific methods, to address problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  • Appropriately apply knowledge and skills acquired in the psychology curriculum to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  • Value and apply empirical evidence, cope with ambiguity, and behave legally and ethically in research and applied settings.
  • Understand and apply the language of the science of psychology, through effective speaking, reading and writing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to acquire and disseminate information and use computers and other technology for a variety of purposes.
  • Recognize, understand and respect individual differences and the complexity off social cultural and international diversity. Demonstrate knowledge about how these factors affect applied and scholarly work.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about realistic occupational, career, and advanced educational opportunities appropriate to the discipline and develop a feasible plan to pursue those opportunities.

UCM Department of Psychology
US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Related Career Titles

Academic Advisor/ College Counselor Human Resources Manager
Activity LeaderIndustrial Relations Director
Admissions EvaluatorIntensive Case Manager
Affirmative Action CoordinatorLabor Relations Manager
Art TherapistMarriage Therapist
Behavioral SpecialistMediator
Behavioral TherapistMedical Social Worker
Behavioral PsychologistMental Health Clinician
Benefits AdministratorMental Retardation Counselor
Benefits AnalystMusic Therapist
Care ManagerOccupational Therapist
Career Planning and Placement CounselorParent Counselor-Educator
Career Planning ProfessionalPersonnel Director
Case CoordinatorPosition Classification Specialist
Case Management SupervisorPrevention Counselor
Case ManagerPrimary Therapist
Case WorkerProbation Officer
Child Development SpecialistProgram Coordinator
Child PsychologistProgram Director
Child Welfare WorkerProgram Manager
Claims SpecialistProject Manager
Clinical CoordinatorPsychologist
Clinical DirectorPsychotherapist
Clinical ManagerPublic Relations Specialist
Clinical SupervisorRecruiter
ClinicianRegulatory Administrator
Community Relations OfficerRehabilitation Counselor
Community Services SpecialistReligious Worker
Community Support ClinicianResearcher
Community Support SpecialistResidential Care Worker
Compensation ManagerSchool Counselor
ConsultantService Counselor
Correctional CaseworkerSocial Worker
Corrections Counselor Substance Abuse Counselor
Counseling CoordinatorSuicide Prevention Specialist
Customs OfficerTeacher
Employee Benefits ManagerTherapist
Employee Relations RepresentativeTherapist Day Treatment Clinician
Employment Services WorkerTraining and Development
Expressive TherapistCoordinator
Family CounselorTrauma Support Specialist
Guidance CounselorWomen's Counselor
Grief OfficerYouth Specialist
Hospice Health Worker

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website


American Music Therapy Association
Careers in Psychology
Online Psychology Career Center
Psych Careers
About Psychology
Social Psychology Network
Student's Guide to Pre-Professional Psychology Opportunities

Affiliated Organizations

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
American Counseling Association
American Mental Health Counselors Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
Association for Behavioral Analysis
Association for Psychological Science
Association for Research in Personality
Federation of Behavioral, Psychological and Cognitive Sciences
International Association of Applied Psychology
International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology
National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists
National Association of School Psychologists
National Association of Social Workers
National Board if Certified Counselors
National Mental Health Association
PSI CHI The National Honor Society in Psychology (UCM)
Psychology Club (UCM)
Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Social Psychology Network

Four-Year Academic Plan

Psychology: B.A. Degree
Psychology: B.S. Degree


The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Jessica Johnson
Career Development Coordinator